Lebec in Kern County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
The First and Only "Camel Brigade" of the United States Army
The first and only "Camel Brigade" of the United States Army
Commanded by Lt. Edward F. Beale 1857-1864
San Antonio, Texas to Fort Tejon, California
Erected 1957 by E Clampus Vitus Platrix Chapter.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Animals • Military. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus series list.
Location. 34° 52.472′ N, 118° 53.568′ W. Marker is in Lebec, California, in Kern County. Marker can be reached from Lebec Road (Interstate 5), on the left when traveling north. Southwest end of parking lot, Fort Tejon State Historic Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lebec CA 93243, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Camel Trail Terminus (a few steps from this marker); The Camels of Fort Tejon (a few steps from this marker); Peter Lebeck (a few steps from this marker); Fort Tejon (within shouting distance of this marker); Peter Lebec (about 500 feet away, measured Don Pedro Fages (approx. 3.2 miles away); El Camino Viejo (approx. 4.8 miles away); Rose Station (approx. 5.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lebec.
More about this marker. This marker is one of several noting Lieutenant Edward Beale, his Great Western Military Camel Experiment, and Peter Lebeck, a pioneer of whom only conjecture can speak.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. The historic marker track of camels and their Beale across the American west.
Credits. This page was last revised on October 7, 2019. It was originally submitted on June 24, 2010, by Chris English of Phoenix, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,737 times since then and 63 times this year. Last updated on October 7, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 24, 2010, by Chris English of Phoenix, Arizona. 4, 5. submitted on March 31, 2011, by Chris English of Phoenix, Arizona. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.